At last! Canadian anthem is gender neutral

Last night the Canadian Senate passed a private-member’s bill making the National Anthem gender neutral.

Words will change from “in all thy son’s command” to “in all of us command” after royal assent.

 

Personally, I find this a great step forward for inclusiveness. When singing O Canada, … read more.

Remembrance Today

We honour the soldiers who battled on the front lines

Who sacrificed for a cause and their country

Even ending their time

 

War is filled with stories of great heroism and valour  … but in itself is a shame

All sides claim to be righteous

Often even pray to … read more.

Spirituality for Montreal’s Religiously Unaffiliated?

Spirituality without Religious Identity?

In our Lakeshore community, there is a near constant discussion on the role of spirituality and regular ceremonial celebrations.  We even debate what to call our “services.”   

Avoiding all ceremonial aspects could make the event seem too sterile.  Alternatively, too much ceremony … read more.

Comment on “Honouring the Cappuccinos”

After a very successful evening at a fund raising dinner for Child Haven International last Saturday, our congregation took the opportunity during our Sunday service to honour the close relationship we have had over the years with Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino.

Various members of the congregation … read more.

Forgiveness and Gratitude

This past weekend, I was reminded about the significance of forgiveness and gratitude in my life.   Saturday night, I attended Rob Lutes‘ launch of his new CD Walk in the Dark.  Among the pieces he and his musicians performed was a short catchy tune … read more.